Q: My Ford F150 loses power while idling and while in reverse. It shakes and stalls out.

asked by on

My 07 Ford F150 loses power while idling and while in reverse. It starts to shake and sputter then it stalls out. What can it be?

My car has 12900 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Marianna. There are a few possible sources that are causing the engine on your Ford F-150 to run rough then stall, ranging from a mass air flow sensor, EGR valve or fuel injectors that are dirty or damaged, to possible issues with ignition system components, like spark plugs or plug wires that are worn out and need to be replaced. Due to the fact that so many possible components could be causing this problem, it might be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete a car starts then dies inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My Ford F150 loses power while idling and while in reverse. It shakes and stalls out.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Air ride suspension (rear only)

Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This sounds like you may need to replace the bags if they are not holding air. Try checking to see if when the compressor comes on if you can...

Q: My chevy hhr is having sluggish accerlation and knocking sounds in the front and rear wheels

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having engine issues, or it may be having wheel/suspension issues. The first thing to determine is if the noise occurs as long as the car is on, or if it...

Q: Car sputtering at 55 MPH while accelerating.

I believe what you are experiencing is a misfire condition. Basically this is when one or more cylinders in your engine stop producing power due to a lack of fuel spark, or oxygen that is necessary for combustion. Generally your...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.